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New UT Collaboration to Revolutionize the Way Methane Leaks Are Found

May 20, 2020

From UT News: https://news.utexas.edu/2020/05/19/sensor-network-could-change-how-methane-emissions-are-detected/

AUSTIN, Texas — A first-of-its-kind network of sensors for monitoring emissions across an oil and gas production region may soon revolutionize the way methane leaks are found.

Workshop Examines Natural Gas Flaring Challenges, Solutions

April 30, 2020

The rapid expansion in tight oil production with its associated natural gas has made the United States the fourth largest source of flared gas in the world. The waste, emissions, and pollution caused by this flaring threatens not only the environment and human health but, ultimately, the license to operate for oil and natural gas companies. Responding effectively to the challenge of flaring requires technically and economically sound solutions that also enjoy political credibility and support.

Enhancing Sustainable Energy is the Aim of New UT Collaborations

Feb. 17, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin is creating a new technology for the economic recovery of rare earth elements from coal ash and other waste streams so that manufacturers of sustainable energy technologies have a sufficient supply of raw materials. Across campus, another group is finding ways to eliminate blackouts by reducing power grid vulnerabilities during intense storm events, droughts, and wildfires.

New Research Efforts Will Advance Sustainability in the Built Environment

Nov. 21, 2019

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing new approaches for energy use and emissions mitigation in the built environment, where global demand is growing for better technology and tools to support efficiency in building design, construction, and operations. 

A new gift from Yardi®, an investment and property management software developer, will support cross-campus research efforts coordinated by the UT Energy Institute to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built real estate environment. 

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to John Goodenough of The University of Texas at Austin

Oct. 9, 2019

John B. Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry...

National legal and policy experts tackle complex energy issues on EnergyTradeoffs.com

Aug. 30, 2019

A new website co-founded by University of Texas School of Law professor David Spence and supported by the Energy Institute is offering a unique platform for thought-provoking analysis of the tradeoffs associated with the energy transition.

Prof. John Goodenough honored with Copley Medal

May 28, 2019

Legendary Engineering Prof. John Goodenough has added yet another prestigious award to his mantelpiece – the Royal Society of London’s Copley Medal, the world’s oldest scientific prize.

Newly renovated Aerospace Engineering Building opens

May 28, 2019

The Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics recently celebrated the grand opening of its new home on UT Austin campus — the newly renovated Aerospace Engineering Building (ASE).

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences Renamed Oden Institute

May 28, 2019

One of the world’s leading programs for computational science, engineering, mathematics and medicine has been renamed to honor its founder, J. Tinsley Oden. The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, draws its faculty from 23 departments and five schools and colleges at UT Austin. In 2017, it was ranked No. 1 worldwide in the field of interdisciplinary mathematics. Read more.